No More Sermons

David Murrow, author of Why Men Hate Going to Church and founder of Church for Men, recently asked a question worth considering:  "Are Sermons Becoming Obsolete?"  In that blog post he suggests something most know but don't often consider -- while lectures were once a preferred and popular means of communication, recent technological shifts have rendered them uncommon outside of two environments: universities and churches.  Now, universities are beginning to consider other options preferring to Read More …

Teach Better

Whether the classroom is a university lecture hall, a business conference room, or a church library most people assume the subject matter expert will convey information in such a manner as to aid would be students in the learning process.  The expectations relative to the teaching-learning experience rise proportional to the formality and expectations of the environment.  Near the high expectation end of this continuum are credit courses at Ivy League universities. Dan Berrett's recent Read More …

Demand for Intelligent Internet Video

TED is "is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading."  TED conferences "bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes or less)." Writing for Mashable, Sarah Kessler shares the story of how recordings of these talks have now been viewed 500 million times: When Director of TED Media June Cohen shopped around the idea for a television show featuring lectures from the organization’s famously elite conference, Read More …